Five primed for 'Year One'


Christopher Mintz-Plasse, known as McLovin in the summer hit "Superbad," will reunite with producer Judd Apatow for Columbia's "Year One," a comedy set in biblical times.

Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple are also in final negotiations for the film.

The movie stars Jack Black and Michael Cera and is being directed by Harold Ramis. Filming is set to begin in January in Louisiana and New Mexico.

Mintz-Plasse made his acting debut in "Superbad." "Year One" is his second movie role. He is represented by UTA.

Platt is in talks to play a platform-shoe-wearing high priest in the comedy, while Jones is on board to play a head palace guard named Sargon. Cross and Temple's roles are not known.

The studio is keeping mum on the story line, which is based on a story by Ramis who, along with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, penned the screenplay.

Columbia's Matt Tolmach and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.

Platt recently wrapped "Frost/Nixon." He is represented by Endeavor and attorney Bill Sobel.

Jones' next film is "The Midnight Meat Train." He is represented by ICM and Nine Yards Entertainment.

Temple's roles include "Atonement" and "The Other Boleyn Girl." She is repped by London-based Troika.

Cross is represented by ICM, Brillstein Partners and attorney Michael Gendler.